5,642 M

Mount Elbrus is part of Caucasus Mountain Range that stands on the border of two continental plates, Europe and Asia. It has two summits, which the West Summit (5,642m) is a little bit higher than the East Summit (5,621m). Elbrus is one of the Seven Summits representing Europe since it is in the Russian region. There are two ways to get to the summits of Mount Elbrus, one is from the north and the more popular one is from the south. Climbing from the south begins from Terskol Village in Baksan Valley. You can get there by bus from Mineralnye Vody. There are regular flights from Moscow to Mineralnye Vody. The south slope of Mount Elbrus was a famous ski region. Many people came not only to climb, but also skiing and paragliding. So climbing from south is rather easier than from the north, because there is already ski lift built to get to the elevation of 3,800m. It’s called Azau Cable Car. Before start to go up, climber usually do the first acclimatization to Cheget Mountain. Then go by Azau Cable Car and stay in the hut on 3,800m. After another acclimatization, it’s a long hike from the hut to the summit. Or you can cut half the distance by using a snow-cat.
  • Day 1Moscow-Mineralnye Vody-Terskol

    Arriving Moscow. Then continue with domestic flight to Mineralnye Vody. Upon arrival at Mineralnye Vody airport, you will be pick up and transfer to Elbrus Region. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.
  • Day 2Acclimatization to Mt. Cheget

    After breakfast, go to Mt. Cheget. Use a ski lift to go up to 3,000m. There’s a good view of Mt Elbrus from here. Continue walking to the summit ridge of Mt Cheget (3,500m). It’s an easy walk. Relax for a while to get good acclimatization, and then descend. Dinner at hotel.
  • Day 3Terskol-LeapRus

    Drive to Azau after breakfast, and then using the ski lift until Garabashi (3,720m). From there, use a ski lift or snow-cat to LeapRus (3,900m) Acclimatization hike to the Diesel Hut (4,050m), walk for 1.5 hours. Rest for a while and enjoy the good panorama view. Then descend. Overnight at LeapRus (3,900m).
  • Day 4Acclimatization to Pastukhov Rocks

    Continue the acclimatization program by walking to Pastukhov Rocks (4,700m). It takes 3-4.5 hours up. Rest for a while to get acclimatized. And then return to the hut. Lunch and Dinner at LeapRus.
  • Day 5LeapRus-Summit-LeapRus

    Summit day. First, we can use snow-cat to get to 5,100m. And then continue the climb by walking to the saddle and then to the West Summit of Mount Elbrus. After enjoying the summit, we go back to Pastukhov Rocks and then to the hut. Rest.
  • Day 6Spare day

    Spare day in case of bad weather.
  • Day 7Descend to Terskol

    We can descend to Azau and then transfer to the hotel. Lunch and dinner at the hotel. Stay overnight.
  • Day 8Terskol-Mineralnye Vody-Moscow

    Transfer to Mineralnye Vody. Lunch at Mineralnye Vody. And then depart to Moscow.


  • Visa Invitation
  • Domestik Flight Moscow - Mineralyne Vody round trip
  • Airport transfer Moscow and Mineralnye Vody
  • Land transportation Mineralnye Vody - Terskol
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at Moscow
  • Food & beverages Moscow
  • Hotel accommodation at Terskol
  • Climbing permit
  • Ski-lift pass for Cheget and Elbrus. According to itinerary
  • Mountain hut during climbing program
  • Food and beverages on Elbrus area
  • Guide from Indonesia Expeditions
  • Snow-cat for summit day
  • Rope, picket anchor (ice/snow anchor), etc.
  • International flight ticket from Jakarta – Moscow round trip
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry, etc)
  • Tips for Guide
  • Personal insurance